We are chilling high above the scenic town of Kotor (rhymes with Motor) situated in this amazing, southern most Fjord in all of Europe. We are staying with a family in their home in the hills above the main part of town. The city is lit up, the breeze warm, and the musty earthy smell of the surrounding fig trees all around us. We are also enjoying a late harvest dessert wine from Oremus, one of Hungary’s finest wineries in the Tokaj region. Not to mention the sweet watermelon that we purchased for merely .66 Euro – which clocked in over 6 kilograms. Cheap!
The old town is a UNESCO World Heritage site – with its ancient history, maze of cobblestone streets and scenic old stone buildings. The water outside of town is clear and refreshing. The town sits 1300 steps or so below the commanding fortress of St. John. Its about a 45 minute climb to the top if you are in shape. This is the most relaxing place we’ve been so far; rather than hitting the clubs until the wee hours of the morning as we have been doing the past week, we languidly hang out near the water and the very small gravelly “beaches” on the outskirts of town. Everyone else is doing the same thing. Every small piece of real estate near the water has some semi-nude bronzed person basking in the sun.
The view from our balcony this afternoon: